In Remembrance Of Better Times: Natalia Kills’ Greatest Hits
Natalia Kills recently committed career suicide in the most spectacular fashion by verbally abusing an X Factor New Zealand contestant Joe Irvine on live TV. “As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you’ve copied my husband,” she ranted. “From the hair to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality?”
Willy Moon, the diva’s other half and apparently the only man on the planet allowed to visit a tailor, then chimed in and accused the bemused Kiwi of being the style equivalent of Norman Bates: “I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everybody in the audience,” he hissed. Nice.
The story soon went viral and it didn’t take long for (actual) pop stars to start ridiculing the once-promising diva’s lack of hits and relevance. With no record deal — at least according to this article — and an evaporating fan base, it looks like Natalia’s musical journey is over for now. In memory of her recently deceased career, I’ve put together a list of the 28-year-old’s five best songs. Raise a glass and turn up the volume!
Dark, brooding and anthemic. A co-production from Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce’s “I Care” and “Rather Die Young”) and Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” and “Born To Die”), this remains the enfant terrible’s finest moment.
Remember when Natalia was little more than a Lady Gaga impersonator (ie. the Perfectionist era)? Well, this is the one time she beat Mother Monster at her own game.
3. “Outta Time”
A perfectly-calibrated, Phil Spector-esque ’60s soul-pop anthem.
4. “Kill My Boyfriend”
She always had a way with words.
5. “Champagne Showers”
LMFAO‘s reign was short but it was magnificent and it included this enjoyable collaboration.
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